Aya Kaneko is originally from Japan, where she began her
training. She was awarded for the vocational examination
certificate at The Royal Academy of Dance in London. She
with several classic ballet companies, projects and schools
in Osaka and
Kobe as a professional ballet dancer and teacher.
She moved to NYC in 2006, had opportunity to perform for
such as Milton Myers, Dwight Rhoden, Helen Pickett, Edgar
Tim Rushton, Azure Barton, Tero Saarinen, to name a few.
She participated in Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Program in
2009, where she received full scholarship award and the
Advancement in Dance award. She is currently on the
faculty at The
Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Program. Aya is the
demonstrator and assistant of Milton Myers in classes and
is assisting him at The Ailey School, The Juilliard School,
Dance Festival, Implus Tanz Dance Festival (Vienna), Steps
Peridance, and for company classes, including Alvin Ailey
Dance Theatre, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Cleo Parker
She is also on the faculty in Connecticut Ballet as a Horton
teacher, and is
certificated Pilates instructor.